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FINALLY!
The packaging was certainly very impressive!
Anyways, the stats: unheated, from ceylon, .5 carats, 4.98mm, fancy brilliant (kind of like a mix between a Portuguese and brilliant cut to me)

Here come pics (the sun went down, so the lighting is bad, my apologies!). It''s much more scintillating and sparkly in person :)

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I''ll try to take a few tomorrow in better lighting :)
I''ll say one thing for the natural sapphire company, the packaging and paperwork are lovely (and exhaustive)

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Hooray! The pics are kinda small but from what I see it looks like a very pretty stone.
 

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Sorry, not so good with the camera and colored stones yet :) I"m learning though!
 

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Need more pics...

I hope the sun will come out for you tomorrow. The packaging sure looks impressive.
 

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The color in this picture is really dark, but it lets you see the oddball cut a bit better.

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Date: 3/18/2009 7:48:24 PM
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Sorry, not so good with the camera and colored stones yet :) I''m learning though!
No worries. I''ve been trying for two years and I still suck. Would love to see more pics, nonetheless.
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There's a bit of a window in the center, but I can live with that :) It's still quite shimmering and brilliant. It'll do for a starter pad ;-)
 

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Date: 3/18/2009 7:55:47 PM
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Date: 3/18/2009 7:48:24 PM
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Sorry, not so good with the camera and colored stones yet :) I''m learning though!
No worries. I''ve been trying for two years and I still suck. Would love to see more pics, nonetheless.
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Yup, why do you think I don''t post any pictures of my gemstones? I can''t get the colour right, can''t get it to focus, pick up glare and dirt, etc.
 

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It''s strange, I have no trouble photographing my diamonds, but colored gems are so finicky!
I also don''t understand why my camera thinks the stone is at all violet, there''s really no violet hue there at all :/

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Well I can''t wait to see your Spess either! yay for sharing :)
Yeah, today was an exciting mail day for me even though I''m thinking of returning the ring.
 

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Colour looks good.
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Thanks Chrono!
Coming for you it means a lot :)

I just put in the request for the custom order lotus setting, so hopefully in a 2-3 weeks, I''ll be able to wear this on my finger!
 

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A lotus setting? It doesn''t get any better than that - a lotus coloured stone in a lotus setting.
 

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Here was my photoshop of the stone in the setting :)

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Here's the maker, she's been really sweet so far :)
Lotus setting

And I love that her settings are handmade and not cast :)
 

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Alrighty, last few for tonight, and then I''ll take a few tomorrow in the daylight. Yay!

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MTG, Your pad is beautiful, I love the color. I can''t wait to see it set in the lotus setting, it is going to be gorgeous
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I am so happy you chose that setting. It is perfect for it.
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Oh, MTG!! It''s so pretty!! The setting is so nice...
 

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Very pretty pad. I so need one.
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I think you have yourself a beautiful stone there! I love the setting you photoshopped it into as well.
 

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Very pretty!!!! I can''t wait to see the finished product!!!
 

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It''s overcast today
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I still tried to take some in daylight though (pardon the oil smudgy, I took a pic of it through the case, lol).

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I love the way it''s cut because it throws off these discrete little sparks shaped kind of like little flower petals. The body color looks dark but the sparkles come out nicely :)

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Very pretty, I''ve been a pad resister, but all of you ladies are very persuasive.

Looks like a stone with lots of personality, love it!
 

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Resistance is futile! Haha.
I took some more pics to try to get the orange flashes.

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Great pictures MTG. I bet you can''t wait to see your beauty in your new setting
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, it won''t be long now.
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